According to the Electric Light & Power dot com, the new joint venture company, which will be established in November, will target the launch of a service factory in 2012.
MHI’s aim is to localize repair services in
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, an MHI customer, has been looking for ways to reduce maintenance/repair costs and also to cultivate local engineers in this field in an aim to expand into other Asian markets.
The new venture, known as EGAT Diamond Services, will be capitalized at about 600 million bahts, with EGAT, MHI, Mitsubishi Corp. and Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding PCL owning shares.
The venture will build its repair plant in an industrial park near
Gas turbines require inspection, maintenance and replacement of the parts that operate under very high temperatures at its annual periodical inspection.
MHI has delivered more than half of the large-size gas turbines owned by EGAT and more than 20 units to